Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward

by  Noël Coward, Barry Day

Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"An endearing pastiche of Noel Coward's intimate correspondence with a generous helping of his immortal songs." - Hollywood Reporter

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Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward

by  Noël Coward Barry Day

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Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Based on Barry Day's book, Love, Noel  The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward is the dramatic staging of the letters and correspondence of the playwright, director, actor, composer, and singer. Coward's letters span several decades and give you insight to some of his closest relationships with everyone from George Bernard Shaw to Edna Ferber, from the Queen Mother to his own mother, and of course, his constant collaborator, Gertrude Lawrence. A loving portrait of one of the theatre's most influencial minds.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"You're going to love Love, Noel...you’ll feel as if you are vicariously in the theatre or globetrotting with the chattering classes." - Stage and Cinema, Read More 

"An endearing pastiche of Noel Coward's intimate correspondence with a generous helping of his immortal songs." - Hollywood Reporter

SONGS INCLUDED

Where Are The Songs We've Sung
If Love Were All
Touring Days
I Like America
Mad About The Boy
Someday I'll Find You
You Were There
I'll See You Again
I'll Remember Her
Together With Music
Why Do The Wrong People Travel
Never Again
Sail Away
Bronxville Darby and Joan
I Wanted to Show You Paris
London Pride
I Travel Alone
Wolrd Weary
The Party's Over Now
I'll See You Again (Encore)

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 1f

MAN:

NOEL
YOUNG NOEL
ELYOT 

WOMAN:

COWARDS'S MOTHER
MANON
ESME
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
GERTIE
AMNDA
DAPHNE
MARY MARTIN
BEA
ELAINE STRITCH
MARLENE
GARBO
ACTRESS
CLEMENCE DANE
LYNN
WOOLF
SITWELL
FERBER
BENITA
QUEEN MUM

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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Barry Day

Barry Day

Love, Noel The Letter and Songs of Noel Coward premiered at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA in February 2014 under the direction of Jeanie Hackett.

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